Criminal Division

We prosecute crimes committed by adults in the City of Minneapolis.

The Criminal Division provides the following programs and initiatives:

Victim/witness specialist program

We support victims and witnesses involved in the cases we prosecute.

Learn about our victim/witness specialists

Diversion programs

We manage several diversion programs for offenders.

Learn about our diversion programs

Public safety initiatives

We develop and implement smart public safety initiatives that:

  • Seek the best long-term outcomes, not by measuring the number of convictions and the severity of sentences
  • Address the underlying needs of chronic offenders
  • Use treatment courts and effective programming for other offenders
  • Divert offenders with minor offenses to resolutions outside traditional prosecution

Contact us

City Attorney's Office




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 2:30 Friday

See list of City holidays